Sea Buckthorn. Over 10x the amount of vitamin C as an orange. Contains Omegas 3, 6, 7, 9. Unparalleled among plants for its caraotenoids (Vit A), tocopherols (Vit E), phylloquinone (Vit K). More than 250 biologically active compounds.
This intimately scaled and finely detailed entry garden in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood becomes a cake-like confection of Boxwood, Santolina, and Barberry. Precast finials and pavers in a subtle check pattern create the backbone of the hardscape. Waves of roses and mixed perennials grace the edges of the property. The driveway paving stones creates a grid softened with corsican mint, bringing a fragrance to each arrival.
The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle. http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/articles/updating-an-historic-garden/#sthash.lwwaOpx9.dpuf